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Salted caramel slices

Salted caramel slices

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • plus soaking and at least 3 hrs freezing, no cook
  • Easy
  • Makes 15

These raw food sweet treats are naturally sweetened with dates and maple syrup, and are made with wholesome ingredients such as cashew nuts, coconut, and cacao powder

  • Freezable
  • Gluten-free
Nutrition: per slice
NutrientUnit
kcal273
fat19g
saturates14g
carbs20g
sugars18g
fibre3g
protein3g
salt0.5g
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Ingredients

For the base

  • 130g cashew nuts
  • 90g desiccated coconut
  • 150g pitted dates , soaked for 4-6 hrs
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

For the caramel middle

  • 150g pitted dates , soaked for 4-6 hrs
  • 105g coconut oil , melted
  • 100g maple syrup (see tip)
  • 240ml hot water
  • 1 tsp salt (Tanya uses Himalayan salt)

For the chocolate icing

  • 50g coconut oil , melted
  • 25g cacao powder (see tip)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ⅓ tsp salt

Method

  • STEP 1

    Line a 15 x 20cm plastic food container with a double layer of cling film, overlapping the edges. Combine the base ingredients in a food processor with an S-blade until broken down. Press into the prepared container to compress.

  • STEP 2

    Process the caramel ingredients in a high-powered blender on a high-speed setting until creamy. Pour the caramel over the base. Use a spatula to distribute it evenly across the top. Transfer to the freezer to set.

  • STEP 3

    Stir the icing ingredients in a bowl until smooth. Pour the mixture over the caramel layer and smooth out the top. Freeze for at least 3 hrs. Pull up the cling film to remove the block from the container and slice into squares. Store in the fridge for up to 4 weeks.

RECIPE TIPS
COCOA OR CACAO POWDER?

Cocoa and cacao powder are different products that come from the same tree. Cacao is raw, unprocessed, and a source of antioxidants and magnesium.

MAPLE SYRUP

Maple syrup is not raw, but it contains minerals and has a beautiful flavour.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2015

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